Cold Sores

Where did the disease originate and how?

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both virus types can cause sores around the mouth (herpes labialis) and on the genitals (genital herpes).

The herpes simplex virus usually enters the body through a break in the skin around or inside the mouth. It is usually spread when a person touches a cold sore or touches infected fluid—such as from sharing eating utensils or razors, kissing an infected person, or touching that person's saliva. A parent who has a cold sore often spreads the infection to his or her child in this way. Cold sores can also be spread to other areas of the body.

How did it spread?

symptom of the highly contagious herpes simplex virus (which is similar to, but not quite the same as, the STD herpes virus) that affects many people. The virus lives in the body forever, breaking out occasionally into sores in and around the mouth. When you or someone you know has an outbreak, the sores can spread through a number of ways:

-Direct Contact

- Indirect Contact

- touching and not washing your hands

What does this say about the country?

It says that many diseases are contagious and can spread easy and fast. Many places are not clean or not sanitary and cause these things to happen. We need to keep our country as clean as possible and try and prevent these types of things from happening.

how a major outbreak of this disease (an epidemic or pandemic) could affect a countries government?

This could affect our country because if someone get this disease it can spread all around and many people can get it and it can causes many problems. Such as death or and illness. Just a little cold sore can turn out to be something bigger than what is really was at first. So we need to try and keep everything clean and sanitary to prevent these things from happening.   

how a major outbreak of this disease (an epidemic or pandemic) could affect a countries economy?

This could affect our economy because if a lot of people are sick than they cant work and that means less money would be made and less work would be worked. So therefor jobs would be behind and the workers that are sick would not have enough money t live and support there family with. So then everyone would then be affected and hurt.

How a major outbreak of this disease (an epidemic or pandemic) could affect a countries culture?

This could affect how many deaths there are and how many new lives are being born. If the disease is bad enough it can cause more deaths or people to become really sick. Tis also can affect nature because it can cause more and more people to die or to become ill. It can spread for person to person and cause more and more deaths.